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Hatari Park celebrates ribbon cutting with Columbus/Weimar Chambers

Hatari Wildlife Park located at 1145 CR 218 in Weimer held a joint ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 1 with the members of the Columbus and Weimer Chambers of Commerce. Owners, holding scissors, Ron, left and Dean Robichaux are joined by a large crowd at the 400-acre wildlife park. Holding the ends of the ribbon are Columbus Mayor Lori An Gobert, left, and Wimar Mayor Milton Koller. Peering over the crowd is Patches the giraffe. Banner Press Photo By Ramona Ferguson.

Second Chance Emporium donates to 10 Fayette VFDs

Second Chance Emporium donates to 10 Fayette VFDs

Second Chance Emporium in La Grange recently donated $1,000 to each of the 10 volunteer fire departments in Fayette County. Since most of the departments were unable to hold their usual fundraisers this year, support from the community is needed more than ever. On hand for the donation were, front row, from left, Julia Thomas, Second Chance Assistant Store Director; Gayle Schielack, Second Chance Store Director; and, back row, Frank Menefee, Chief - La Grange; Jeff Proske, Chief - Schulenburg; J.C. Pohl, President - Carmine; Dennis Gerland, Vice President - Carmine; Daryl Ray, Secretary - Carmine; Frankie Srubar, Chief - Round Top/Warrenton; Eddie L. Schneider, Chief - Winchester; Larry Bartosh, Chief - Ellinger; Stephen Kelly, Assistant Chief, President of the Fayette County Firefighters Association - Muldoon; Randy Noviskie, Chief - Fayetteville. Not pictured are Flatonia and Ledbetter.

Kaci Waggonner weds William Bruns

Kaci Waggonner weds William Bruns

Kaci Breanne Waggonner and William Shawn Bruns exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at 6 p.m. in an outdoor wedding ceremony at The Gin @Hidalgo Falls in Navasota, Texas. The Gin is surrounded by cotton fields between the Brazos and the Navasota rivers. The couple were married by Pastor Tim Rowell of Flatonia Baptist Church.

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